The vast majority of Cypriots seems to be pessimistic with the economy, according to the findings of the Eurobarometer survey. Specifically, 97% of Cypriots say the present condition of the Cypriot economy is bad, which is the highest percentage among the 28 EU member states, after Greece (98%), and much higher than the EU average (68%). Only 27% of Cypriots said that they conceive their personal job situation as good, the second lowest rate after the Greeks (22 %), while in EE28 54% provided this answer in the specific question.
Regarding the current situation of employment in Cyprus, 92% of the people consider it as bad. The percentage in Greece is 99%, while the European average is 78%. The 77% of the Cypriots answered that the most important issue facing Cyprus right now is unemployment (5% increase from Spring 2013) and the 74% that is the economic situation.
Source: Famagusta Gazette